To give an accurate representation of where people of faith stand on marriage equality, let's look at some of the major denominations that support scouts for a quick recap. GLAAD has created a handy graphic that shows which denominations support inclusive scouting for all.
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Carla Hale, the Catholic school teacher who was fired for being gay, has stated that he intends to fight to keep her job. Carla was a physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School for 19 years. After her mother died, the obituary in the local paper listed Carla and her partner as survivors.
The Community of Christ—an offshoot of the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints—voted this week by more than the requisite majority to begin performing marriage ceremonies for lesbian and gay couples in states where it is legal.
On April 11, Nicholas Coppola delivered over 18,000 signatures gathered through Faithful America to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, asking that Nicholas be once again allowed to volunteer with his parish, after getting married to his husband. On April 23, Bishop William Murphy mailed them back, accompanied by one sentence: "FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP."
Amy Grant, the singer who first made a name for herself as a Christian singer, then crossed over into the pop genre, sat down with her fist ever interview with an LGBT publication, Between the Lines. The singer talked about her forthcoming album, "How Mercy Looks From Here," as well as her awareness of her gay fan base.
GLAAD is a core supporter of the Drop the I-Word campaign, which delivered a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to The New York Times calling on the newspaper to stop describing people as "illegal.”
Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America proposed maintaining its ban on adult gay leaders, while dropping the ban on gay scouts. Several faith leaders quickly expressed their disappointment in the proposed policy change. All faith leaders continued to call for a fully inclusive scouting program that included qualified gay leaders, even while some expressed joy that gay scouts would no longer be removed.
A plan for comprehensive immigration reform legislation was introduced by senators today, and it does not include same-sex couples. GLAAD urges a final bill that protects all immigrants, including LGBT people.
Carla Hale was fired from her job as a physical education teacher at Bishop Watterson High School, a private Catholic school in Columbus, Ohio for being gay. Students have rallied around Carla. Jackson Garrity, a senior at Bishop Watterson organized a Change.org petition, asking to have Carla reinstated as a teacher at the school.
It started out as a deeply personal act, that of a father officiating at the wedding of his son.
We are pastors and leaders who have discovered that LGBT people are often the most faithful members of our congregat
The Family Research Council, probably the premiere anti-gay organization, is throwing their efforts into high gear,
Where Tebow’s religiosity has been endlessly analyzed by the media and championed by the white religious right, the
Tom Nelson and Linda Karle-Nelson, lifelong Catholics, are the parents of gay adult children who are in committed relationships.
Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and others, based on religious differences.
Anti-gay California Pastor Greg Laurie, who in the past, has stated that "homosexuality is not in God’s order" and a sin, will lead this year's National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC.
The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner generated headlines, outrage and an 18,000-signature petition to Bishop William Murphy to have Nicholas Coppola reinstated.